Sunday, September 14, 2008

The truth will set you free ...

... AND make you a smarter voter!

Here are some sites to bookmark to "Fact Check" and help separate the facts from the flotsom in the political discourse avalanche of this final stretch of the election cycle 2008. Thanks to my friend Lilli for this one!


Once again, many of us are feeling very riled-up and emotional about the presidential election. But regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we owe it to ourselves, our families, our neighborhoods and the greater community of our nation that we all care so much about to know the facts.

Unfortunately, mud-slinging is a part of political campaigns and that won’t change any time soon. E-mails fly around the Internet faster than you can get whiplash when hit at 60 miles an hour.

Here are two resources to help you be an informed voter:

Politifact –- a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help you find the truth in the presidential campaign. This is a very entertaining Web site. Check out the Truth-O-Meter and Flip-O-Meter. -- a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Check out factcheck’s weekly video with highlights from the top mud-slinging stories and viral e-mails.

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